Breaker's Yard Pocket Park

Pocket Parks project

Pocket parks are part of the Mayor’s London’s Great Outdoors - the programme to improve streets, squares, parks, and canal and riverside spaces across London. Pocket parks are small areas of inviting public space for all people to enjoy, providing relief from the hustle and bustle of the city.

These spaces have trees and greenery; they are open to all; they have places to sit and relax and for people to come together; and they contribute to making the city friendlier, greener and more resilient. All of our £2 million pocket park funding has now been allocated to over 100 parks in 26 London boroughs.

All 100 pocket parks are now complete. Find out where your nearest one is.

Three of the parks have made videos to illustrate the process that they went through, from design to completion, which can be viewed below:

West Green Road Pocket Park

Vauxhall Walk Pocket Park

Lamlash Street Pocket Park

Many of our parks share their work with blog posts - see here for the top picks:

Springbank Road Pocket Park – read how they created this park on a previously overlooked site.

Brenton Play Park – see the fantastic transformation of this site into a wonderful play space. 

Harlesden Town Gardens – check out the finishing touches to this park.

Crossbones Garden – take a look at all the work that has taken place at this site, soon a park for all to enjoy.

Caravanserai Pocket Park – thinking creatively about what gardens can be - hear more about how they created three mobile gardens. 

EcoActive talk on film about their Pocket Park in Hackney.

Baynes Street Pocket Park – find out more about this opened up wildlife garden in Camden.

Cody Dock Pocket Park – hear more from the people involved in creating this waterside park.

If you are interested in how we selected our parks, you are welcome to read our Pocket Parks Prospectus for more information.

All of our funding has been allocated, however if you have any questions about the Pocket Park Programme or would like advice on creating your own Pocket Park please contact [email protected]

You can follow how the parks were created at #pocketparks on twitter by following LDN_environment or via our  online community cluster on Project Dirt.